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for higher tax rates. a woman charged with killing a man a pushing and in front of a new york city subway train is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. prosecutors say that she pushed the man in front of a train because she thought it would be cool. she reportedly said in the past that she hates hindus and muslims. ♪ families and friends gathered in upstate new york to remember lieutenant michael stefanari. -- chatinari. one man is accused of killing his sister and the two firemen by deliberately setting house on fire. >> he was so generous, loving, and thoughtful. he was my best friend. even though i am surrounded by wonderful people i have an incredibly lonely feeling. my heart is broken, and i'm so thankful for the years we did share. >> two other firefighters were wounded. spangler killed himself. president obama talked about guns during a sunday morning interview. the president told nbc's "meet the press" that the day when 20 children and seven adults were killed in town was the hardest day of his presidency. >> i am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools. i
security expert fran townsend about all of this. >>> hours leading up to a kansas city chiefs player's murder/suicide. jovan belcher was out partying with another woman the night before he shot his girlfriend, kasandra perkins. belcher and oert woman became separated. he wound up returning to her apartment complex. when he couldn't find her, he crashed at her neighbor's house and the neighbor says belcher was drunk. he returned home the next morning, several hours after perkins got back from a night out. the couple argued and belcher killed perkins, later killing himself. >> we will cherish the wonderful memories we have of jovan and pray that those memories will bring us peace as we grapple to understand the unpredictable and tragic ending of his life and the life of kasandra perkins. >> kasandra perkins released a statement saying, quote, we appreciate the outpouring of love and concern for our kasandra "kasi" perkins. our hearts are truly broken for kasi. she was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, cousin, mother and friend. please keep us in your hearts and prayers as well
the mexican city of monterey. none of the seven people on board survived. the singer's brother was asked how he wanted her to be remembered. >> every which way we can, every which way. the good, the bad, the ugly, the short, the fat, the nice, everything about her was great. >> born and raised in long beach, rivera was one of the stars of the regional music known as grupero music. >> sad story. and a mother of five. >> quite a superstar twitter just blew up. you had people like ricky martden saying they were just shocked and what a loss this was because i think she sort of made history in the sense that she has sold out venues. >> she broke into a real male-dominated area of mexican folk music that didn't have any women superstars or not that many. she definitely broke a lot of ground in that regard. >> what's shocking to me, we hear stories of superstars dying in plane crashes. aliah, remember labamba. >> buddy holly. >> so many. it is odd. >> apparently the wreckage is so bad, even the wreckage isn't identifiable according to mexican transportation minister. >> that's right. she was on boa
they canceled their plans to meet for a holiday celebration in new york city, every single one of them came home instead. >> we've all been such good friends such a long time. we all grew up here. and it's so close-knit, this community. everyone kind of has each other's backs and does whatever it can to help each other out. >> we will be leaving newtown to give this small town its streets back. for the residents here to grieve and share together. but we're not going to stop covering this or talking about it in honor of those who died to make those in power take action to stop anything like this from happening again. "piers morgan starts now." >>> tonight, two more funerals, two more impossibly small coffins what will america do to stop a madman. >> i am a supporter of the second amendment. but i believe it's time for us to move a different direction. >> and the congresswoman who lost her husband in the long island railroad shooting. >>> also, i'll go one-on-one with a gun advocate who said that lawmakers who vote for gun control have blood on their hands. could he be serious? >
to an airport near mexico city. the wreckage is in nuevo leon. more from rafael romo. >> jenni rivera won two billboard music awards and sold more than 50 million records in a career that spanned just over a decade. not only that, she was also an incredible businesswoman. she owned a company that created and marketed her own music. a fragrance, jeans factory and also a -- a company that manufactured and sold some of her products some of she's very well known by mexican americans in the united states and just as popular in mexico. and you can imagine this morning, soledad, many are mourning her loss. >> so true. the kind of music she sings, it's called banda music what is that? >> it's a regional mexican music, heavy on brass. talks about the life of common, regular people. and it was appealing to mexican immigrants, especially in the state of california where she was born, soledad. so incredibly popular and she was known as the diva of banda. she popularized that genre of mexican music. >> sad story. thank you, rafael. appreciate it. >>> john berman back from vacay. welcome back. >> great to
city bombing where 19 children were killed. >>> is president obama's new proposal on the fiscal cliff the deal republicans were looking for? just how close are we now to avoiding those massive across the board tax hikes and mammoth spending cuts? we'll talk about that coming up next. all waking up. ♪ becoming part of the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ trees will talk to networks will talk to scientists about climate change. cars will talk to road sensors will talk to stoplights about traffic efficiency. the ambulance will talk to patient records will talk to doctors about saving lives. it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. the next big thing? we're going to wake the world up. ♪ and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. ♪ cisco. tomorrow starts here. a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain
to find it quickly. >> good morning. it's monday, december the 3rd here in new york city. the christmas tree all lit up. with us on set, msnbc contributor mike barnicle, pulitzer prize-winnering historian jon meacham, author of "thomas jefferson." "fortune's" assistant managing editor leigh gallagher and political analyst, former chairman of the rnc, michael steele. and i'm willie geist. joe and mika have the day off today. there's so much to talk about, but we do have to begin with the ties, if we could. it's not just mike. mike's getting all the focus here this morning, and that is inexcusable. >> could i just say, in the words of speaker john boehner, we need to find common ground here, and we need to do it quick. >> there ain't going to be any between these two ties, my man. over here, good news, jon meacham will be number one on "the new york times" best-seller list this weekend. >> hear, hear. >> his book, "jefferson." bad news is he's going to get there wearing that tie with bunny rabbits on it. here they are. could we get a text poll? >> can i just tell you, i got this from haro
of volunteers work behind the scenes creating a 19twens version of new york city that envy broadway. >> people enjoy programs and good fam fam values and something they can take their fam fam, >> this is not an old church school bath robes and no flake. >> no, no, this is it a huge production . it is it all contempary and all different kinds of music and costumes and make up . ♪ andine though the singing christmas tree is it broadway quality there is a major difference. >> we hope that people will see a great show. but we talk about in the rehearsals t. is not a show for show's sake but telling the people good news of jes jes christ. if they come and remember the name of bellevie and a cast member, we missed t. but if they remember the name of jes jes christ and accept him in their life and let him change their lives. fam fams would be different and lives would be and that's our hope. that is a big show and this is mostly teenagers and young people that spend months preparing for the peck tackular show . 30,000 came to to watch t. >> what about the tree topper. >> usually a maul person . can
as the snow came down an inch an hour in some cities. now, bitter cold has settled in with temperatures plunging to the single digits and wind chills around 20 below zero. 20 below zero? >> unthinkable. >> my goodness. awe hau >> your monday forecast. mix of rain and snow in northern new england. afternoon rain from boston to d.c. thunderstorms from the ohio valley to new orleans. snow in the northern rockies, scattered showers around seattle. >> mostly 40s in the northwest. just 11 degrees in fargo. 12 in the twin city. dallas hits 48. 60s from new orleans up to boston. >>> well, as jews celebrate chanukah, the menorah was lit. >> the festival of light started saturday night. runs for eight days. jimmy carter attended the first menorah lighting in 1979. >> see how big that is? >> quite a menorah. should be. our national one. >> coming up a christmas coincidence. how a man married into the family of santa claus. >> a great story. want to see this one. first, a devastating disease. now the same technology toed to help heart patients, offering hope with people with alzheimers. you are wat
where you come from. but what has created a problem in the united states, is to say in cities and schools, those are areas where we're not going to allow them to defend themselves? >> what is the murder rate in great britain for the last three years? >> it's under 3 for 100,000. >> just give me a number. >> it's actually .3 per 100,000. about a tenth of what it is in your vaunted english bucolic country, sir. the fact of the matter with guns comes safety. if the guns are in the hands of the good guys. when you say the good guys can't have guns, the bad guys have a monopoly and horrible things sufficient as shootings at schools take place. >> the ar-15 as we've seen in the last three shootings, aurora, the shopping mall in oregon and now sandy hook, the preferred weapon for young men who want to transfer hundreds of bullets of rapid fire if you have the right magazines. the president has stated he wants to ban weapons like this. what is your view? >> i think we need to ban gun control laws from people who need to protect themselves. the problem is not going to go away if we ban
. >> reporter: the big city mayors have sent a letter to the president calling for a band on assault weapons and high capacity magazines and strengthening the current law on background checks. he's rethinking his previous pro nra position on gun control. >> when my daughters asked me friday night dad, you're in the senate. why can't we put reasonable restrictions on assault weapons or these rapid fire ammunition clips? i didn't have a good enough answer for them. >> reporter: virginia governor ordered a school safety audit. he was asked about allowing school employees to be armed. >> i know there's been a knee jerk reaction against that. i think there should at least be a discussion of that. if people were armed, not just a police officer but other school officials at were trained and chose to have a weapon, certainly there would have been an opportunity to stop aggressors coming into the school. that's a reasonable discussion. >> reporter: since the shooting on friday, the national rifle association has been silent. late tuesday afternoon the four million member group released a statement.
. [applause] >> now that that the turnpike extends past the city to the airport, any thoughts about revising the song? >> you mean the turnpike no longer ends in boston, it goes all the way to summer set, no. what town is the airport in? >> that's got a ring to it but it doesn't rhyme. that's the thing is the internal rhyme. that song has four rhyming schemes going at once. it's got to be boston unless they take it to aust tin texas. [applause] >> i want to thank all of you for joining us this afternoon. i want to remind you of our next lunch on december 18, we have leon panetta, i'm sure if you have some advice on how to stolve fiscal cliff i'm sure heed like to hear that. >> while you are writing your next song i'd like to present you with your coffee mug. it might give you some inspiration. >> thank you so much. [applause] >> i want to thank the national press club staff including the journalism broadcast center for organizing today's event. and i was wondering if you had one last song you'd like to sing us out on. >> [applause] >> can she borrow your stool? >> this is my wife kim and her
, neighbors, community members, city leaders, leaders of our country, the mayor, and other special guests. i have the honor of introducing my friend and our champion, secretary of education arne duncan. give him a hand. [applause] since he came to washington with president obama in 2009, he has been a forward thinking and caring supporter of the district. to the teachers and principals of this city in this country. he has helped secure millions of dollars in funding. they helped shape innovative policies, all across the country. he is a true leader, not just in time for celebration, but in times of tragedy and sorrow. yesterday, he attended the funeral of the principle of sandy hook elementary school that lost her life protecting the children of the school. ladies and gentlemen, i am proud, thankful, and privileged to introduce arne duncan. [applause] >> i want to thank the children for their fantastic support. please give a round of applause for the work she is doing. [applause] i think she is an amazing leader, and d.c. has come a long way and has a long way to go. with her passion in her
. nothing to stop the epidemic of senseless gun violence that plague not only our major cities like new york and chicago, but countless small towns throughout our nation, towns with names like newtown, aurora, tucson, dekalb, blacksburg and littleton. in the years i have been a member of this body, this house has not held a single hearing, not one to address gun violence. while over 30,000 americans die each year from gun violence, over 400 lives have been lost by gun violence in my hometown of chicago, people are dying every day. . we in this body are afraid to talk about it. the time has come for us to stop listening to the gun lobby and start listening to the american people. the fact is the majority of americans gun owning and not, desire commonsense, reasonable gun regulation. congress must no longer stand in the way of reasonable legislation, instead we must champion it. the american people want to see background checks required on all firearm purchases instead of the fractions of sales that get done today. 408% of u.s. gun sales are by private sellers who are not required to perform b
to the foundation's intent to sue the city for its city seal which contained a cross and a billboard that included elements of that city seal that was in a city park. mr. speaker, this is an outrage. the seal and sign are harming no one. they are widely embringsed by the citizens of bulla kansas. it contains the words values and progressive ideas. unfortunately in this case progressive ideas are making a war on traditional values and it's high time for that to stop. some will claim the first amendment to the constitution requires the cross be removed from this seal and sign. that's hogwash. the first amendment begins with the words congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise thereof. in this instance congress made no law. for that reason alone the first amendment does not apply. furthermore, it cannot be set that this simple seal in any way is an establishment of religion. there is no officially supported secretary or denomination in the manner, this is not in any way an endorsement of any particular religion or any religious denomination. in short the first amendment as originally wr
secretary and odot, we took down 9,000-foot bridge in oklahoma city. and to get rid of structurally deficient and obsolete bridges. so over the next 10 years, we will go from the bottom in the country in terms of structurally deficient and obsolete bridges to the top in terms of creating that infrastructure in our state. and we're literally recycling beams and saving millions of dollars by something that would have just been thrown out under normal circumstances. and it's the only project like that of its kind in the country that we're pretty proud of. the other thing that we're doing, roxanne's governor, governor hickenlooper, tom mentioned before the third bucket of energy. governor fallin and governor hickenlooper created an initiative to convert state fleets to c.n.g. and governor mcdonell as well is supportive. we went to detroit with a group of 13 governors signed on to an m.o.u. and we had -- convert our fleets to c.n.g. and produce a fleet vehicle and give us that ability to do that efficiently. we'll give you the market. we'll put up 5,000 cars that we commit to buying. and
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they would pick. >> my person of the year is lawrence diprimo, the new york city policeman who bought a pair of shoes for a man with bare feet on a freezing cold day. he reminds us of how important random acts of kindness are. >> president obama, because we're facing some of the biggest challenges in his ability to unify the country or not. it's going to make all the difference in the world. >> the latino american will be the largest minority in this country by year 2020. you cannot win an election in this country anymore without the latino-american. >> the unemployed american worker. just about every single aspect of the president's domestic agenda will deal with unemployment and that group of unemployed voters. >> malala. you have this 15-year-old girl really right in the heart of darkness. as a beacon of light. >> my choice for person of the year is aung san suu kyi. >> curiosity, the mars rover, not just because we are distantly related. >> hillary clinton. she has worked extremely hard and effectively to maintain a sense of calmness and good will around the world. >> i am going to go wi
for children, a city, a country at war with itself. what kind of things are these little girls seeing beyond the school gates? >> translator: we as educators don't support one side or the other. our concern is for the child to learn. so we keep the school open and help with their fears. we can't do as much as before, but the key thing is to try to deal with their anxiety. >> reporter: up, down, left, right, two, three, four. out in the playground it's a p-e lesson. exercises including running to the wall, touching it and running back. here, the running's for fun, but beyond the school walls, a shell or mortar can land anywhere any time, running could be a matter of life and death. for obvious reasons the killing of small children and teachers in and around school buildings is pretty near the top of the news agenda at the moment. so it is in this educational district and the one next door alone in the past two weeks, 35 small children and two teach verse been killed. the security building next to the school was car bombed recently, leaving a staff candid about the problems they face here. >>
in a good part of the country. everybody needs to know. 65 degrees, kansas city. oklahoma, looking pretty good. kansas city, in the 40s. memphis, about 62. atlanta, 60 degrees. look at texas showing off in the 70s and 80s. this is in advance of the system that steps into the northwest and then sweeps across for days now, making it a mess in a good middle part of the country, also into the northeast as we get to the weekend. enjoy this moment because all that right there, is headed that way. >> i don't know. if i had to pick, maybe atlanta, all the way to orlando, 60 to 80 degrees today. >> that's pretty nice. >> taking care of the southeast, are you, sam? >> thank you, sam. >>> coming up on "good morning america," we'll have new details in the sandy hook investigation. now, adam lanza's babysitter describes what could have been wrong with him from a very young age. >>> then, a big shift in gears. we're going to tell you about the new star of the beckham family. 10-year-old romeo is the new face of a modeling campaign. >>> plus, what happens when two icons reunite? john travolta, olivia ne
sm. host: joining us from new york city this morning, mr. fund, i just want to begin, if we could, actually, with the front page of "the washington post." in the news that president obama is looking at proposals on guns. obama asked his cabinet members for ideas to curb violence. what do you make of that? guest: well, we've been this way before. in 1994, president clinton signed an assault weapons ban into law. it expired in 2004. so we have 10 years of experience of what that ban did. and frankly, a university of pennsylvania study looked at all of that said that while there was some slight decrease in the use of assault weapons, it did nothing for overall gun violence. assault weapons, semi-automatics are used between 2% and 8% of crimes and it said the gun ban did nothing to reduce the overall level of gun violence in this country. look, i mean, this is a very tragic situation. and it's a very emotional one. it's at least an emotional issue as abortion or the death penalty. and emotions run high here. and we have a very deeply divided country. we have a large chunk of the count
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'll have a moment of silence in newtown in cities across america and around the world. the beautiful church bells will toll for all of the victims of the horrific shooting here. the governor here has asked for this to be a day of mourning, we can't understand what these families are going through, but we want to stand near them. president obama will also observe the moment of silence, and governors from at least 28 states have asked all of their residents to do the same. john, we'll bring that moment live on cnn, but the president has shifted to focus additionally on gun control in this country. that debate raging in the wake of this tragedy. the white house releasing a video from the president, just this morning. the president acknowledging that he is a supporter of the second amendment, the right to bear arms, saying that most gun owners are indeed responsible. but also making very clear where he draws the line. >> here is what i think we should do. this week, i called on congress to take up and pass common sense legislation, that has the support of the majority of the american people, in
persuasions. new york city mayor michael bloomberg called the press conference a shameful evasion of the crisis facing our country. new jersey governor chris christie told reporters that armed guards won't make schools any safer. and senator-elect chris murphy of connecticut tweeted this earlier today. "walking out of another funeral, he was handed the nra transcript. the most revolting tone-deaf statement i've ever seen." indeed. right before wayne lapierre delivered his remarks, a gunman shot and killed three people in pennsylvania. one of the victims was a woman hanging up christmas decorations in a church. let's turn to virginia congressman jim moran. congressman, good to have you with us tonight. appreciate your time. always good to have you with us, jim, on this program. thank you. >> thank you, ed. >> what is -- what do you make of today's press conference, the reaction of the national rifle association? >> well, wayne lapierre works for the gun manufacturers. he really doesn't represent the majority of the members who are far more sane and responsible than the leadership i
in a very densely populated region of new york city, long island, and the southern portions of new york state. and so i think it's a stark reminder, a very real example, a very painful outcome that speaks to the need of investing, investing in our infrastructure. and so as we go forward there's also an opportunity to improve upon what existed at the time of these storms. for instance, in the energy networks, utility networks, we can do state of the art. we have taught other nations how to build those systems. it's time to do nation building at home. and i think the beauty here is that while we invest in transportation and other infrastructure, energy infrastructure and water systems and treatment centers and treatment systems and public schools, what we're doing is rippling into the benefits of efficiency, of public safety, of employment and economic development. that is a positive series of dynamics that then lifts the economy and provides for work. 90% of the jobs, it's projected, that come from this sort of infrastructure investment are speaking to middle income households. jobs that
cities and towns. in the 11th congressional district which i represent in new york city, the new york city police department reported 274 victims from 226 incidents involving gun violence. and that was in two neighborhoods in the district that i represent. the majority of these crimes were registered in just two communities. 274 victims from 226 incidents. now, fortunately, not everyone perished in these incidents, but one incident leads to many and the repercussions and trauma to those who witnessed these incidents who dooged a bullet in our community, is immeasurable. we have the authority to focus our efforts on penalties for gun trafficking and unlawful sales of firearms. we have the authority to prevent the retail sale of assault weapons and high capacity magazines or clips designed for military combat use and we have the ability to register handguns and microstamp munitions to trace ownership and origin. we have the authority. we only need to have the courage to act. the newtown tragedy has highlighted a vexing issue that we as americans must address. it is imperative that we se
of the city and surrounding mountains much the developer hopes the tower becomes a symbol of phoenix and destination for tourists. >> interesting design. >> i know. it really is. have you ever seen a sand storm in phoenix? it will be cool to see a sand storm from that tower. >> thank you so much, christine. >>> all right. so you were waiting for the day that tim tebow would be a starting nfl quarterback. you're going to have to wait a little bit longer. the quarterback question for the struggling jets has been resolved. tim tebow is not the answer. >> tim can play, you know, quarterback through our traditional things. but to me, i was just -- i just kind of made a decision that in my gut i feel best thing for our football team is for greg to be our quarterback now. >> so the greg he's talking about is greg mcelroy who will start in place of the struggling mark sanchez. mcelroy leap-frogged tebow to go from the third string to starter leaving t-boy with the clipboard still. >> tim tebow is not happy about this. "the new york daily news" is reporting that he will ask to be traded when
owner. it is kind of crazy, you know? cities are projecting that in a couple of years they will be worse off now. whenever types of tax forms that we have, i would think that they would be more inclusive, irregardless of your having a home or not having a home, whenever you are doing. i would be willing to pay the sales tax, which would be more pay less. that is about all that i have to say. we need help. host: this is what joseph says on twitter -- host: john, indiana. good morning. caller: we should skip this and let both parties walk away, let the budget control act stand, let sequestration happen. all last year the democrats and republicans complained about having a balanced approach with more taxes and less spending. it is not a cliff, it is just fear mongering. i think we should just let it happen and then get back to the grand party next year. host: as part of that grand bargain, would you give up some tax deductions? caller cannot until i see spending cuts. last year we had the $300 billion budget control act first time cut. they keep just pushing these spending cuts down the roa
grew up, itne of the fastest growing cities now in america because of the resurgence of fossil fuel, and the advents of new technology of horizontal drilling and fracking, that is happening everywhere we need to continue it. >> thank you, john. tom: breaking news for you, we have to get in pentagon co confirming retired general normanorman has died he was 7 pizza hut's $10 any pizza deal is back. any pizza, toppings, sizes. ...ten bucks. the meat lover's pizza. ...ten bucks. delivery, dine in or carry. ...out of this world pizza. pizza hut's $10 any pizza deal is back. now, that's how you make it great. to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use... sadly, their brother's white christmas just got "blacked out." [ brother ] but it's t family party! really jingles your bells, doesn't it? my gift to you! the capital one venture card! for any flight, any time! that's double miles you can actually use! how ilminating. what's in your wallet? let me guess, am on the naughty list again? ho ho ho! tom: marta decker burgs family is confused by the privacy policy. h
grew up, it one of the fastest growing cities now in america because of the resurgence of fossil fuel, and the advents of new technology of horizontal drilling and fracking, that is happening everywhere we need to continue it. >> thank you, john. tom: breaking news for you, we have to get in pentagon co confirming retired general normanorman has died he was 78. tom: marta decker burgs family is confused by the privacy policy. his sister who is also the marketing director posted this photo on her face but page and she thought only she and her friends could see it.
much time in pennsylvania think of it as a -- a state of big cities and small towns but they may miss the -- the substantial agricultural economy that we have. agribusiness in our state is a $46.4 billion industry. 17.5% of pennsylvanians are employed in the so-called food and fiber system. and one of the questions we have to ask is: what does this all mean? well, i think it certainly means that at least we need a five-year farm bill, not -- not a short-term farm bill. we do too much of that around here on -- on other areas of public policy. we should do what we've always done in the senate long before i got here, passing five-year bills with regard to the farm bill. it does create economic opportunities in rural areas. it sustains the consumers and businesses that rely upon our rural economy. the senate-passed farm bill would reduce the deficit by approximately $23 billion through the elimination of some subsidies, the consolidation of programs, and -- and producing greater efficiencies in the delivery mechanisms in programs. now, we're having a big debate about the end of the year a
at the history and literary life of new york's capital city, albany, saturday at noon eastern on "book tv" on c-span2 and on sunday on c-span3 on american history tv. washington journal continues. host: we want to welcome peter welch, chief deputy whip, also served on the oversight and government reform committee. thanks for being here. the fiscal cliff negotiations, the house gop put out their proposal yesterday. "usa today" has -- reaction?r guest: i disagree. on the revenue, with the speaker has proposed with $800 billion, there's no great increase. so-called cleaning up the tax code. the problem is you start going into the middle class and start having the middle class pay more money. on the revenue there is how much do we raise and where does it come from. had alear president obama specific proposal to raise the rates to the clinton era for the top two%. i think that is what will happen. there was a majority of republicans who agreed with that. second, on the 1.1 trillion entitlement cuts, that is really a bad idea. what is doing is approaching that by slashing benefits rather than reformi
many this blizzard situation. now we're getting word offing delays -- lengthening delays as cities like new york and philadelphia get hit. jon: the storm system also packing ferocious winds, winds that knocked down trees and tore down par lines -- power lines. take a look at the scene in green county, tennessee, where 1500 homes lost fire. more than 130,000 customers across the region. jenna: setting you up for some hot chocolate and a good fire. jon: that sounds good to me. jenna: good news for some kids out there, it's the perfect opportunity to break out the sled or build a snowman. the blizzard also forcing schools across the midwest to take snow days. and by the way, first day of winter. jon: but the world didn't end last night. jenna: can you knock on wood just because anything can happen at any moment, as we know. jon: that's right. rick reichmuth is live in the fox news extreme weather center. >> reporter: hey, guys, it's weakening a bit, and it's moving offshore, basically. so the worst of the storm is done, but take a look at some of these totals. verona, wisconsin, 20 inches
. and then by tomorrow morning, you can see it begins to move into the upper midwest, milwaukee and madison, kansas city still on the back side. and now not only is this really a veracious snow maker, chicago finally gets into the snow 1 to 3 inches, but an incredible amount of wind with this. that's why blizzard watches and warnings are posted. also today, we do have maine getting into some snow, but that first system makes its way into northern new england from thursday into friday with another 6 inches. more on that coming up. >> all right. a veracious snow maker moving through the plains and midwest. thank you so much. >> everybody who wanted snow, right? there you have it. >> yeah, be careful what you you wish for. >>> take a look at this incredible video of a mud slide. this is near everett, washington. knocking seven passing railroad cars right off of their tracks. looks like toy cars i, right? it knocked out amtrak service in the entire area. it was caused by a rain soaked 100-foot cliff that engineers were planning to check right after the 66 car train passed through. this was just the latest o
challenging as it may be, holding elections in the major cities and in the northern regions would be this strong guest impossible of mali's sovereignty or territory and steps of rebuilding a democracy. the transition government is government plans and actions to the public and the crisis of legitimacy. the international community needs to harmonize its approach toward the pursuit of the polls that could lead to the legitimately elected government and military actions to detect the north. the contradictory public that take the military option off the table in the short and medium-term may only serve to emboldened the extra hauling them time to reinforce their presence. such also exacerbate fear there may be a conspiracy to breakout and to the civilian space rule out the hand of the pro-democracy forces within the country and for the work that is deeply invested in the space rule. many malians were proud of the country's democracy to consolidating the need by strengthening institutions and enhancing accountability and in the intelligence of the coup it's now been superseded by the c
and started to help the rebels, which at that time were just rebels, no control of any city. he stayed in a hotel and worked to court made international support for the rebels. he was not even the massacre at the time. after the rebels won the war, he said of this compound as a temporary facility, which the report is critical of. it was a failure and a precursor to this incident, the fact that this mission was deemed a temporary facility which allow the state department to neglect security requirements that would have been put in place had been declared an official consulate. that is a huge part of the story. ambassador stevens believed that because he had been such a good friend of the libyan people, especially in benghazi, as they were struggling, that he had a relative amount of safety. he is often described as a man that would eat at local restaurants, he would meet people wherever they were. it is not totally clear why he was in benghazi that night but he did have a light security contingent, which was part of his decision the bottom line is our diplomats have to get outside the w
destruction that are shooting down innocent children and other adults in cities all across the united states of america, and some reasonable regulations and some reasonable gun safety training and trigger locks and lockers and providing programs for those who may have some mental health challenges, but there is no reason for a civilian to have an automatic weapon. >> here is another point of view. you talked about people having a right to their own opinions. take a look at what u.s. congressman louie gohmert said about what would have prevented those deaths in newtown, connecticut. let's watch louie gohmert in action here. >> i wish to god she had had an m-4 in her office locked up so when she heard gunfire, she pulls it out and she didn't have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands, but she takes him out, takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids. >> mark, and then mayor nutter, the argument from the nra side, not yet official but from that point of view on the gun owner's side is if we only had more people with guns, including teachers and school officials packing he
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